Freshers and Students


Welcome to all 2017 Freshers and returners - we're looking forward to meeting you during the academic year. Brunel Arts' classes and activities are open to everyone on campus, whatever course you are studying.

Student annual membership is £22, which covers the cost of all your class tuition during the year, and you only pay this once, no matter how many classes you take in 2017/18. Some classes have a small materials charge, and this is shown in the course description.

Brunel Arts is based in two areas on campus: the Antonin Artaud Building for our performances and the Arts Centre which is on the main concourse, next to the Lecture Centre overlooking the River Pinn. As well as studios for painting & drawing, acoustic music and pottery, Brunel Arts' General Office and administrative and resource staff are here.

Are you an experienced instrumentalist or singer? Then do check out the University Music Awards. 


All Brunel students can take part in our weekly courses for free by becoming a Student Member of  Brunel Arts.

Booking for the Autumn term is open (you need to check your academic timetable first before booking to ensure there are no clashes). 

  §  Student Members can join any of our weekly courses running during the academic year (subject to                availability). Some courses have materials costs, which students will need to pay.This is indicated in the        class description.

§  Student Membership for the academic year 2017/18 is only £22.


§  To enrol, visit Brunel Arts' Reception in the Arts Centre building - or if you are not on campus during the daytime, you may call Brunel Arts to check availability and pay the membership fee by card. 


§  Payment can be made by cheque, cash, credit or debit card.


§  Membership fees are taken at the time of enrolment and are non-refundable.


§  There is no reduction available for joining part-way through the academic year.


§  Concessionary rates for Specialist Days are available for Brunel Arts Student Members and entry to the Maggini Quartet Celebrity Evening Concert is free with a Brunel Arts Student Membership card.




Our Weekly Classes include

  • Choirs and Vocal Training
  • Acting, Tech Crew
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Instrumental Music (folk, classical, baroque, music theatre)
  • Pottery & Ceramic Sculpture
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital photography

Music Awards

Who can apply?

What our students say

  • The team at the Arts Centre are amazing, you are made to feel welcome, cared about and supported in your learning and development no matter what reason you are doing the classes
    — George Gehm

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  • Katy Gough
    The award enables students such as myself, who are doing non-musical degrees, to keep up their training, which would otherwise be too expensive for many students
    — Katy Gough

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  • Javil Parris
    My music award with the Arts Centre opened an avenue through which I have been able to broaden my understanding of my instrument, and music as a whole
    — Javil Parris

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  • Sam Ody
    I have learnt so much and it wouldn't have been possible without the Music Awards, I consider myself very fortunate
    — Sam Ody

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The Awards are open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students irrespective of their area of study.

Music awards are available to singers and instrumentalists.

What do Music Awards offer?

Award Holders have all or part of the cost of their individual music tuition covered throughout their period of study at Brunel.

There are many opportunities for performing during the academic year, both as an individual, and as a member of one of the many ensembles the Brunel Arts offers.

 Although most concerts are on campus, students are often invited to take part in performances within Hillingdon, and many of the University's annual events (such as One World Week, RAG and the end-of-year student festival) feature Award student performers.

When are the auditions?

For the University year 2017/18, the auditions will be held on Tuesday 26 September and Wednesday 27September 2017.

The auditions are organised by the Brunel Arts, and the deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 22 September 2017.

See details of our weekly music activities.


Please contact us with any questions you have +44 (0)1895 266074.

How to apply

Email with the following details:


1. Your full name.

2. Course of study at Brunel (and year).

3. Details of your instrument or voice and standard (including details of any grading or exams you have taken).

4. Home address.

5. Mobile phone number.


We will then send you an audition time and details of what you should prepare.



Please be prepared to perform two contrasting pieces as outlined below. There will be an opportuntiy to discuss your musical experience and what will be available to you musicaly at Brunel.

Sally Goodworth will be available to accompany all students - please remember to bring your own piano accompaniments if relevant (Singers: these will need to be in the right key for your voice).

What you need to play/sing:

Instrumentalists -  perform two short pieces or movements of contrasting character, at least one of which should be with piano accompaniment

Pianists: perform two short pieces or movements of contrasting character

Singers :perform two contrasting songs, one of which  must be performed with piano accompaniment,

Who will be there:

Michael Sanderson, and Sally Goodworth, Music Coordinators for Brunel Arts. Additionally, music tutors, Sam Cave (Tuesday auditions) and Eileen Pinkarchevski (Wednesday auditions) will be listening to the auditions.


Applications should be made to the Brunel Arts  as soon as possible with full details of instrument/voice, standard, home address and mobile and home telephone numbers, and course of study at Brunel.

Awards from the Music Tuition Fund are made following auditions in the first university teaching week of Term 1. 

Awards may be made to cover the full cost or part of the cost individual musical tuition.

Applicants are expected to be of a standard equivalent to Grade 7 of the Associated Board, though it is not necessary to have passed any particular examination.For instruments/voices not examined by ABRSM, an equivalent performance standard is expected.

Tuition is normally given by teachers already visiting the University but, in exceptional cases, other arrangements may be considered.

Music Award holders are expected to take a full part in the musical life of the University. and funds will be withdrawn should this commitment be lacking.

Beldam Lunchtime Concerts

Home to our free professional and student Friday Lunchtime Concerts.  

The Beldam is located on the Ground floor of the Eastern Gateway Building.

Join us at 1.10pm every Friday during term time for a relaxing end to your week.







The Atrium in the Arts Centre is the venue for our temporary displays and exhibitions.  

It is home to our annual All Our Own Work Exhibition, which features work made in Brunel Arts' weekly classes.

For details of the current display please click on the exhibitions tab from the main page. 


Email or call +44 (0)1895 266074 for further details on what The Brunel Arts can provide for you.

Page last updated: Saturday 28 January 2017